Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.
— International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Yoga Therapy is for anyone seeking a holistic approach to promote and manage health and well-being regardless of whether you are someone who is in a state of wellness, or someone with mild to chronic health ailments. Often times, people coming to Yoga Therapy would have already seen other professionals and explored different avenues with overall little improvement. Time and again, people praise the self-empowerment and self-efficacy of these therapeutic relationships.
Yoga Therapy can assist in a wide range of ailments and diseases, including amongst others:
- stress, anxiety and depression;
- back pain, sciatica, spondylitis, osteoporosis, and arthritis;
- IBS, constipation, indigestion, ulcers, diabetes and obesity;
- common cold, asthma, sinusitis and hay fever;
- menstrual disorders, urogenital infections and disorders, prostate problems, kidney stones and prolapse;
- hypertension, varicose veins and circulatory disorders;
- thyroid disorders;
- the management of cancer.
Yoga Therapy with Menchu
Menchu provides personalised yoga therapy that reflects her training and experience, integrating the ancient and the modern ways of understanding human suffering and desire for growth.
The aim of Menchu, as yoga therapist, is to provide you with the space and tools, and to create individualised practices, that can assist you in your own self-care, healing process, and/or development, restoring balance and integrating the whole self.
Practice elements include breath centred postures and/or movement, breathing, relaxation and meditation. Practices guided in session and given as home practice will be chosen based on the needs, conditions, interests, and priorities that the person identified in the session.
How Does It Work?
Menchu will send a brief Health Information form to be completed and returned by email attachment at least 24 hours prior to the first session.
All sessions begin with a centring practice and check-in. The first session will be 90 minutes in order to discuss information provided in the Health form, and to gather additional information about how you stand, move, and breathe. A short initial practice will be developed and taught in the session. The practice will be drawn so you can use it to practise at home.
Follow up sessions are usually 60 minutes, but 90 minutes is available upon request. The frequency of sessions is determined by mutual agreement based on client preference. The content of sessions also varies according to needs identified on the day.
Please note that most classes are currently being taught online via Zoom, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Payment is due on the day either through bank transfer or PayPal. If you are a student or in financial hardship, Menchu is able to provide a discounted rate. The full rate is:
- 90 minute sessions are €90.
- 60 minute sessions are €65.
If you would like to know more about how Yoga Therapy can help you, get in touch.
Menchu has been absolutely brilliant! I find her extremely easy to talk, and she totally understands how my previous health issues affect me. Yoga therapy has been terrific for a problem I had with my hip. I am definitely more agile and pain free. Overall agility has improved greatly.
I can’t highlight enough how lovely these treatments were. Menchu is kind, considerate, intuitive and a wonderful communicator. She listened carefully to any issues I had and she was always flexible making her treatments fit my schedule, which can sometimes be erratic. I got so much from the 60-90 minutes we spent together.